Discover the different Bordeaux appelations visit the famous chateaux and taste the wines known all over the world. We provide one day tours departure from Bordeaux city to enjoy an unfogetable experience. We organize your program and take appointments to discover the region of the Médoc and its magnificent chateaux, the landscape around Saint-Emilion – classified world heritage by UNESCO and its incomparable charm, Sauternes, Blaye and Bourg or Cognac area. Our private escorted tours are made in a air-conditioned minibus with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 persons. You will be picked-up and will return to your hotel or leisure place.
Medoc wine tour
Full day wine tour in Médoc
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel or leisure place by your driver.
- Departure for the Médoc, one of the most famous vineyards area – north of Bordeaux city, a geographical region, vast spit of land between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Gironde Estuary to the east, a geographical location which confers on it a temperate climate suited to vine-growing.
- This has given 60 classified growth (Grand Crus classés) and 400 Crus Bourgeois in the eight AOC of the Médoc.
- Take the famous “route des chateaux” and discover there, prestigious “appellations” as Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac or Saint Estèphe, see the renowned estates, among the vineyards that stretch as far as your eyes can see.
You will (on request) visit 3 chateaux from different “appellations” and taste their production eg :
– visit and tasting in a classified growth in Margaux appellation (Chateau Giscours or similar)
– visit and tasting in a classified growth in Pauillac appellation ( Lynch Bages or similar)
– visit and tasting in a classified growth in either the Saint-Estèphe or the Saint-Julien appellation.
Saint-Emilion wine tour
Departure for Saint-Emilion, one of the most famous wine area, of the Bordeaux region, much more smaller than Médoc. Saint-Emilion, listed world heritage by UNESCO in 1999 (not only the town but also the entire area) is located between Dordogne and Isle rivers, east of Bordeaux .The area is called here“ the hill of 1000 chateaux”. Discover the old historical town, walking in the narrow cobbled streets, surrounded by picturesque chateaux and vineyards.
You will be delighted by the the town, the landscape … and the wine produced here.
The primary grape varieties used are Merlot and Cabernet franc.
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel or leisure place by your driver
- We drive to Saint-Emilion
- Visit and tasting in a classified chateau
- Free time for lunch and discover the old medieval town
- In the afternoon visit and tasting in another classified chateau
- Return to Bordeaux
Full day Sauternes and Graves wine tour
Graves (from “gravely land” in French) region is situation on the left bank of the Garonne River, southeast of Bordeaux. Graves produces three wine types – reds, dry whites and sweet wines.
Sauternes is renowned for its sweet white wine, a mix of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes – and Botrytis Cinerea, a bacteria known as “noble rot” which concentrates noble elements and the sugar of the grape giving an astonishing complexity and richness. Wines from Sauternes, can be very expensive, due largely to the very high cost of production. Sauternes are characterized by the balance of sweetness with the zest of acidity. Sauternes can be drunk with a great variety of foods. Foie gras is a classic.
Program (8 h)
- Pick at your hotel or leisure place in Bordeaux
- Visit and taste a Pessac Léognan classified growth
- Visit and taste in a classified growth of Sauternes
- Lunch and spare time in the village of Sauternes or in the area
- Visit and taste another classified growth of Sauternes or Graves
- Return to Bordeaux
Wine tour Blaye and Bourg
On the right banks of Dordogne river and Gironde estuary. Bourg and Blaye lend their name to two neighbouring wine appellations. Bourg is a town built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Dordogne river and surrounded by medieval walls. You can walk in picturesque little streets to the harbour via and the King’s stairway, a covered market, and the castle. Blaye is almost famous thanks to the citadel. The Vauban’s fortifications are inscribed on the world heritage list by Unesco since 2008. The old citadel was built in 1689 to prevent the english from entering the estuary and reach Bordeaux. Red wine is made predominantly from Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. White wine from Sauvigon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle.
Suggestion of program
- Pick-up at your hotel and departure
- Arriving in Bourg, scenic tour and walking discovery of the town
- Visit and taste in a chateau
- Road to Blaye via the road aloing the estuary
- Arriving in Blaye
- Free time for lunch
- Discovery of the old citadel
- Visit and tasting in a chateau
- Back to Bordeaux